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New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science

1801 Mountain Rd. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104
505-841-2800
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Ranked #10 of 125 attractions in Albuquerque
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Natural History Museums
Owner description: Visitors explore the origins and geological history of the American Southwest through vivid displays including dinosaur models, ice-age cave replicas,... more » Owner description: Visitors explore the origins and geological history of the American Southwest through vivid displays including dinosaur models, ice-age cave replicas, a naturalist center and a walk-through volcano. « less
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Seattle
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331 reviews 331 reviews
115 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

A cool place to get your dinosaur on. The variety and quality of dinosaur exhibits reflects New Mexico's history as a prime location for paleontology. A great place to explore what Earth was like 200 million years ago.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

We went to the museum on a Sunday morning. It was not crowded at all. We got a great parking spot and the admission was very fair. All of the exhibits were informational, with fun hands on stations in almost every area. It was the perfect size to see educational and fun things without feeling overwhelmed. Even the gift shop... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We enjoyed our visit to the Museum but was disappointed that it was so small. We expected to see more. The exhibits are nicely done. But we were through it in about 1 hour. The gift shop was fun and full of cool stuff for kids and adults alike.

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Dallas, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Had a day to myself and decided to explore. This is ABQ so its not the biggest museum but worth the time and money if you have it. Saw the Jerusalem exhibit and that was pretty cool.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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112 reviews 112 reviews
60 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Whether you're going just for the museum, or you're in Old Town shopping, just pop out the back of Old Town to the east and it backs up to the parking area. It's right there. From the beginning of time...or close to it, the museum takes you through all the history of New Mexico, as any good Natural History museum... More

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Wellington, Florida
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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Finally someone put some thought into the flow and layout of a museum. The story of our earth is displayed on it's historical order. Unlike others wher you see ancient greece in a room next to a room of american craftsmen period. Many of the diplays are hands on and you are encouraged to touch. Wow i touched a dinosaurs... More

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Odessa, Texas, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

It IS a nice museum , but was built more for grade school and younger in mind. our guys are teenagers and were quite bored.

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Gunnison, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

very well executed exhibits and nice setup inside to move from area to area. clean and well explained on the walls and with handouts. included some very interesting photos and relics from the IT revolution of the last 50 years.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

an interesting museum, mainly oriented though for children, who I'm sure will have a fantastic time taking part in a whole lot of activities and interactive learning.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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57 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This museum participates in the Blue Star program that allows military families in for free, and we were thrilled to be able to take advantage of that. I originally thought it would just be dinosaurs, but the most comprehensive exhibit is the one where you travel through time. It covers two floors, and it starts in the dark, just like... More

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